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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can you have chronic post-nasal drip without a blocked nose (i.e. breathing through nose fine). throat clearing and phlegmy too. might be reflux...?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes and yes: Post nasal drip doesn't necessarily have anything to do with nasal blockage. And it can cause phlegm and throat clearing. Reflux can sometimes do similar things but most often while lying down. Try to sleep propped up to discourage this.
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